Oct. 18, 2013
WACO, Texas - At its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved phase two of the new $18.1 million on-campus track and field stadium on Friday.
"I am incredibly excited and thankful to all who made this possible," head track and field coach Todd Harbour said. "This will be one of the nation's nicest track and field complexes when it is completed."
The move comes five months after the regents approved phase one of the project. In that time, construction for the facility has begun along the Brazos River on the far east side of the 93-acre Baylor Stadium property.
The new track facility -- designed by Kansas City-based Populous, which also planned Baylor Stadium -- will accommodate 5,000 spectators and participants.
Phase two of the project will add a 10,300-square-foot team building containing hydrotherapy pools, a training room, offices and meeting rooms, storage space and improved landscaping.
Phase one of the project already included a 6,000-square-foot team facility and a 13,500-square-foot indoor practice facility. The track and field stadium is slated for completion in fall 2014.
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